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Treating dementia in context

Susan McCurry

Treating dementia in context

a step-by-step guide to working with individuals and families

by Susan McCurry

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Published by American Psychological Association in Washington, DC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Psychology,
  • Quality of Life,
  • Caregivers,
  • Professional-Family Relations,
  • Patients,
  • Therapy,
  • Treatment,
  • Dementia,
  • Rehabilitation,
  • Care

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-191) and index.

    StatementSusan M. McCurry, Claudia Drossel
    ContributionsDrossel, Claudia, American Psychological Association
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC521 .M3898 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 204 p. ;
    Number of Pages204
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25051781M
    ISBN 101433809362
    ISBN 109781433809361
    LC Control Number2010038520


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Dementia affects the way a patient communicates. People suffering from dementia can find difficulties responding back to question (NICE, ). When conversing with patient with dementia they may also find problems to maintain the information during a discussion.

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While very practical, the information is embedded in a scientific context of the causes, neuropsychological manifestations, and complications of dementia. The. Context blindness is defined as a reduced spontaneous use of context when giving meaning to a stimulus.

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The structure of this book consists of three parts: Part I – Diagnosis. This section is foundational and addresses items such as obtaining the exact diagnosis, staging the person, and considering the various memory systems all in the context of appropriate treatment planning. Treating Dementia in Context: A Step-by-Step Guide to Working With Individuals and Families Average rating: 0 out of 5 stars, based on 0 reviews Write a review Susan Melancon McCurryBrand: Susan Melancon McCurry; Claudia Drossel.

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The book goes on to focus on the property and financial affairs of the person with dementia, including powers of attorneys, their obligations and duties and the legalities involved.

The final section deals with disputes that may often arise and their possible remedies, for example, remedies in the Court of Protection.4/5(4).

Research and clinical practice with persons affected by dementia and their families present, a growing number of complex ethical issues.

1 Ethics is a. general term for exploring human values and understanding what constitutes a good and moral life. Many approaches to ethics are normative in that they examine what, is considered right, or good in a. particular cultural by: Vascular dementia frequently occurs with other types of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia with Lewy Bodies.

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Keeping an active social life, continuing with activities the person with dementia has enjoyed, or finding new ones, and regular gentle exercise can all help to reduce behaviours that are out of character. Read more about activities for dementia.

Other things that can help include: providing reassurance. a quiet, calming environment. Introduction. The goal of this guideline is to improve the care of patients with dementia who are exhibiting agitation or psychosis. More specifically, this guideline focuses on the judicious use of antipsychotic medications when agitation or psychosis occurs in association with dementia and does not review evidence for or focus on other pharmacological by: arise in the context of dementia.

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